Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

Guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) who do not live with that person.



This guidance is for people who have been notified by NHS Test and Trace that they are a contact of a person who has had a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Translations of the guidance have been removed temporarily while being updated.

Published 28 May 2020
Last updated 23 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance with information on financial support available, and the requirement to stay at home when identified as a contact. Temporarily removed translations.

  2. Updated to include new legal requirements for self-isolation.

  3. Updated guidance to include the new legal requirements for self-isolation due to come into effect on 28 September 2020.

  4. Updated link on support bubbles.

  5. Revised language in relation to self-isolation.

  6. Updated translated versions to reflect changes to core guidance.

  7. Updated to reflect the extension of self-isolation from 7 to 10 days.

  8. Added updated translations.

  9. Updated guidance on support bubbles.

  10. Added guidance on support bubbles.

  11. Updated guidance.

  12. First published.